Climbing Bean 'Cannellino'
Common Name: Cannellini bean
Genus: Climbing Bean
Category: Fruit & Vegetables
|Hardiness: Tender||Height: 1.50 m (150 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 0.40 m (40 cm)|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Sow Depth: 2.0 cm
Harvest: August to November
Months to Sow Ouside: April to July
The ultimate dual-purpose vegetable, you can pick this versatile bean young, to eat pod and all as tender tasty summer beans or leave on the plant to form small perfect white cannellini beans. Once pods have turned pale yellow the beans are ready and you can store them for a hearty ingredient to use in winter soups and stews.
- Growing Instructions: Sow in spring into modules and pot on as seedlings grow, or in early summer sow direct 2cm deep in rows 60cm apart choosing a sheltered sunny spot with rich soil. Keep well watered and protect from slugs: mulch mature plants with compost to keep the moisture in the soil and suppress weeds. Mice love newly-sown bean seeds so protect with a thick mulch of holly prunings to keep them off. Remove the prunings once young plants are up.
- Sow: April-July
- Harvest: August-November